Just how many of these little tidbits of idiocy have you seen lately?
German researchers have shown that high CO2 levels in the atmosphere lead to wheat crops throughout Europe with less gluten, the protein in flour that forms the gooey matrix of dough.
By 2050, the researchers say, the expected CO2 levels in the atmosphere may lead to dough that rises nearly 20% less than it does now. The researchers, from the Johann Heinrich von Thunen Institute in Braunschweig , say that CO2 disrupts nitrogen uptake by the plants, and this causes the protein deficiency.
And the whole thing is speculation based on speculation about possible levels of carbon dioxide. Of course the article itself gives the answer if this should happen. More fertilizer, GM crops that increase nitrogen uptake – the solutions are there. However, that’s buried at the bottom. The big news is that George W Bush and SUVs will make your bread worse – unless you start paying more taxes.